What's in the area?


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©2005 Abbey View House (01947 880 106)

Self catering holiday cottages, close to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, rural, quiet and relaxing with easy access to North York Moors and Coast.



(2 miles)

Take advantage of the coastal railtrail route between Whitby and Scarborough.  Cycle hire (and sales) :



Robin Hoods Bay

(2 miles)

Robin Hood's Bay, with it's narrow cobbled streets and quaint cottages, is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline. This charming old fishing village is to be found nestling at the edge of a wide sweeping bay backed by spectacular cliffs and dramatic moorland scenery. All holidaymakers will love the beach and its cliff top walks whilst more serious walkers will enjoy the many long distance trails that pass through.



(4 Miles)

The charming and atmospheric ancient fishing port town of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire. Whitby is a maze of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the Abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.



(6 miles)

Located at the foot of Lythe bank Sandsend is a picturesque village set against a backdrop of cliffs and two meandering streams which lead to the sandy beach. If you look carefully you have the the chance to discover a fossil or two.



WHAT'S ON 2008

A list of local events is given on each of the location pages.  (For example Whitby events are shown on the Whitby page).  Other events and shows that may be of interest are listed here:


Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 April

Scarborough Literature Festival : including nationally known writers, Susan Hill, Joanne Harris, Deborah Moggach, Carol Drinkwater and Ian Rankin.


Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 April

A Victorian St George Weekend at Scarborough Castle


20 April to 21 September

Scarborough Bike 'Week'

Spring Cup - 20/04/2008
Festival Of Speed - 03/05/2008 - 05/05/2008
Race Festival - 21/06/2008 - 22/06/2008
Cock Of The North - 12/07/2008 - 13/07/2008
Bike Hill Climb - 25/07/2008 - 27/07/2008
National Hill Climb - 17/08/2008
Gold Cup Road Races - 20/09/2008 - 21/09/2008


Friday 18 - Sunday 20 July

Scarborough Seafest


Monday 21 - Sunday 27 July

Scarborough Fayre & Continental Market


Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July

Medieval Siege at Scarborough Castle


Monday 28 July - Thursday 28 August

(various dates)

Hands on History Crew - Knight & Princess School at Scarborough Castle

Hands on history...


Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 August

King Henry's Joust at Scarborough Castle


August (date tba)

Old Gooseberry Fair at Egton Bridge


Tuesday 5 August

Littlebeck Garden Fete and Rose Queen


Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 August

Medieval Pageant at Scarborough Castle


Wednesday 20 August

Egton Agricultural Show


Saturday 23 - Monday 25 August

The Power of the Normans at Scarborough Castle


Friday 26 - Sunday 28 September

Scarborough Jazz Festival



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